IMMERSIVE & AUTHENTIC   There is so much to see in the Yucatan that’s real and beautiful. It’s totally possible to avoid the theme-parks and have an authentic experience filled with amazing food, adventure, art and culture. One of the main reasons for writing this travel guide blog is to point people in the […]

What To Pack

  WHAT TO PACK   Tips Pack clothing that is 100% cotton or linen to keep cool. Pack less than you think you need, you can always wash as you go. Bring 1 outfit that covers up, the sun can be relentless. For Everyone / 1 week Passports Flipflops or comfortable sandals Water/surf sandals 1 Sneakers & […]

Transportation From Cancun Airport

Transportation From Cancun Airport

  GETTING TO CASA XIXIM   Transportation From Cancun Airport One key piece of your vacation planning is your transportation from Cancun Airport. Getting a good plan in place can really help establish expectations, ensure you’re in good hands, and allow your vacation to start right away. We highly recommend booking a private round trip airport shuttle through us […]

Swim With Caution

  SWIM WITH CAUTION   No lifeguard on duty on the BEACH or POOL. Please read our house rules that you are required to sign and agree to when renting the house. For safety reasons, no guests are allowed that aren’t on the house rental list. We don’t want to alarm you, this bay is […]

House Rules

  HOUSE RULES   Just be cool, alright? This home is not suitable for party-seekers. If you’re in town for a big event or party, please treat our home as a quiet sanctuary. Leave the party at the party and may peace be the journey. We have house rules and community norms that we require you to follow. Nothing […]

Special Meteor Shower Booking Package

Introducing the Casa Xixim Geminid Meteor Shower Spectacular! For guests booking an overnight reservation for the days of DEC 13-17, a private evening at the villa will be hosted by a Mayan astronomy and storytelling expert with night sky viewing through telescopes, and a mezcal tasting. Casa Xixim is an ideal location to view the Geminid […]

Casa Xixim’s Stance on Bottled Water

  Our Stance On Single-Use Bottles   World Ocean Day: June 8 With today being World Ocean Day it felt like the right time to explain why Casa Xixim doesn’t provide (and discourages) single-use plastic water bottles. It goes without saying we are all aware of the enormous amount of plastic debris in our oceans […]

Tuft & Needle + Frette

  TUFT & NEEDLE + FRETTE   Sweet dreams are made of these This is an epic love story about sleep. Once upon a time there was a beautiful mermaid who dreamt of sleeping on the clouds. Every day she would swim to the reef of Soliman Bay to sit and daydream as the clouds […]

Thoughts on TEDxTulum


  THOUGHTS ON TEDXTULUM   Casa Xixim was excited for TEDxTulum this past February and we were thrilled to send Julie, our Concierge House Manger. She shares her thoughts in the following interview about this inspiring day. Q: First, please tell us a little about yourself. What’s your story Julie? JULIE: My name in Spanish is Julia, […]

Tulum Joins Eastern Time Zone

It will be light later in Quintana Roo. New time zone will be equivalent of U.S. Eastern Time From The southeastern state of Quintana Roo is one step closer to changing its clocks following a vote yesterday by the federal Chamber of Deputies. The Southeastern Time Zone, already approved by the Senate, will result in […]

What is the meaning of “xixim”?

  WHAT DOES XIXIM MEAN?   The ancient Maya word Xixim (pronounced “shee-sheem”) is written as a conch shell glyph meaning zero*. We chose the xixim conch, this rare and endangered sea creature, to remind us to be true to our goal of being as sustainable as possible. Zero represents our ideal. We aim to […]

Water & Wetlands System

  WATER & WETLANDS   From the clouds, to us, and then back to the land again. Soliman Bay does not have traditional city sewer service so each home is responsible for obtaining their own water and dealing with waste. With an annual rainfall of 43.3 inches / 1099 millimeters we saw an opportunity to collect rainwater […]

Restaurants in Tulum

  RESTAURANTS IN TULUM   There is a lot of amazing food to enjoy in Tulum. It’s becoming known for some really unique and tasty restaurants. Not all take credit cards, especially the smaller less expensive spots. The photo featured above is from Mezzanine’s website of their bar. Yes, the view is that amazing. See also: […]

The Heart of the Mayan Civilization: Exploring Ruins

  EXPLORING MAYAN RUINS   Visiting the ruins is like meeting the soul of the Mayan civilization. Hot, lush and mysterious, the ruins stand stoically in time. There can be crowds and entrance fees. It is good to plan ahead or book a tour. Here is a list of the closest ruins to visit. Tulum Ruins Only 5 min from Soliman Bay […]

Diving Excursions

  DIVING EXCURSIONS   For the divers among us, the Mayan Riviera is a diverse site. The Mesoamerican Reef runs parallel to the coast and is the largest in the Northern Hemisphere. You’ve got access to everything from reef diving, night diving, cave & cavern diving in cenotes, diving with sea turtles and sharks, and at […]

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